How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

--Tuesday, Nov.29, 2016

If you've enabled "iCloud Photo Library" feature, you will be able to share your photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, your Mac, and your Apple TV. However, the photos and videos that you keep in iCloud Photo Library take up your iCloud storage. Though each Apple ID has 5 GB of free storage, it's hardly enough. Therefore, if you don't have enough space in iCloud to store your entire photos, you can upgrade your storage plan if necessary or try the following methods instead.

Method 1: Directly Export Images from iPhone to PC

The first method is really simple. You can import photos to your computer through connecting your iPhone to your computer and using Windows Photo Gallery. For more details, check out the following steps.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone via a USB cable to your PC.

Step 2. Unlock your iOS device via Touch ID or Passcode.

Step 3. Tap "Trust" or "Allow" when you see a prompt asking you to "Trust This Computer".

Step 4. After that, there will be an Auto Play dialog box with several choices for you. Please select "Import pictures and videos".

Step 5. (Optional) To tag the pictures, type a tag name in the "Tag these pictures (optional)" box.

Step 6. Click "Import" to start transferring. By default, the folder name includes the date, the pictures and videos being imported and the tag name. A new window opens and shows the imported pictures and videos.

Note that alternatively, if the dialog doesn't show up, you can head to "My computer" and open the folder of your device's name. Then, copy the pictures to somewhere you'd like to store them.

Directly Transfer iPhone Photos to PC

When you import videos from your iOS device to your PC, some might be rotated incorrectly in Windows Photo Gallery. You can add these videos to iTunes to play them in the correct orientation. However, this way support neither to preview photos on iPhone nor to selectively export them to PC. Thus, the second method seems much more desirable.

Method 2: Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC via iPhone Transfer

As is known to all, iTunes is unable to export photos from iPhone to computer, but iPhone Transfer is always on you commend. It is much easier to use than iTunes in terms of transferring Photos, Videos, Messages, Contacts, etc. between iPhone to Computer and vice versa. Don't believe it? Why not take a look at the following steps.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to iPhone Transfer

First of all, please download and install iPhone Transfer on your PC. Then, connect your iPhone with a USB cable to the software. Soon, your iPhone will be detected and related information will be showed on the interface.

Connect oPhone to iPhone Transfer

Step 2. Select and Preview Photos

There are quite a lot supported types of data listed on the left panel. Now, please click and select "Photos". Please select a specific album and preview your photos.

Note that Photos will be categorized into different albums such as "Camera Roll", "Panoramas", "Videos", and “Photos" and so on.

Preview Photos on iPhone Transfer

Step 3. Export Photos to Computer

Users are able to selectively export one or multiple items to computer. Please highlight the desired ones, you can simply transfer them via "Export to" > "Export to PC" on the column above. Then, selected ones will be exported and saved on the default/selected route safe and sound. Later on, you can preview them in full size.

Note that you can quickly select all the photos in the same album via "Right Click" > "Check All".

Export Photos to Computer

Method 3: Export Pictures from iPhone to PC via iCloud for Windows

Another option is to download iCloud for Windows and use it to download your photos from iCloud. However, if the photos are not stored in iCloud, it's unable to transfer them to the computer in this way.

Step 1. Download and install iCloud for Windows on your computer.

Step 2. Open iCloud for Windows.

Step 3. Next to "Photos", click "Options".

Step 4. Select "iCloud Photo Library".

iCloud Panel Options

Step 5. Click 'Done", then click "Apply".

Step 6. Turn on "iCloud Photo Library" on your iPhone.

Step 7. Click iCloud for Windows and choose "Download Photos"

Download Photos from iCloud

That's all it takes. Quite easy, right? There're three methods available, please make your choice. Also, iPhone Transfer allows you to transfer up-to-14 types of data from computer and iPhone or between iOS devices. If you're facing any trouble using it, please let me know. I will reply you as soon as possible.

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